Monday, April 21, 2008

Growing interest by divers on coral reefs off Miri

MIRI: There is a growing interest among both local and foreign divers to explore the beauty of unspoiled coral reefs and marine lives at pristine dive sites off Miri.

Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam, said such response would augur well for Miri which was actually striving to put itself on the world map as one of the preferable sites for the diving industry.

“I’m happy to see there is an increase in the number of divers from Europe, Singapore as well as Japan, coming here. Such interest marks a good sign in the quest of the local authorities to project Miri as a truly Resort City, both for land and underwater tourism-based products,” Dr Chan told an interview after flagging off the Diving and Cleaning of Coral Reefs exercise at Miri Marina’s jetty yesterday.

Besdies the foreign interest, he was also pleased to see the growing enthusiasts among young local divers.

He strongly felt there was a need for the locals to explore the beauty of dive sites off Miri so that they would appreciate the underwater treasures.

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